Extract data from InfoPath XML

We Need to extract the data from InfoPath forms to a database so we can run some reports on this data, the infopath data is stored in XML files that are on the server,  The InfoPath XML for a given form is stored/persisted in a Sharepoint blob field, I am a newbie to InfoPath so any assistance is appreciated
Thanks in advance
appsdba_ukAsked:
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Clay FoxDirector of Business IntegrationCommented:
I believe www.qdabra.com has a tool for this, which will crack each one open and then save it to SQL.
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appsdba_ukAuthor Commented:
Hi Yes I have looked at this, and I have sent a question to them, I was wondering if there was any alternatives
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Clay FoxDirector of Business IntegrationCommented:
If the data was in promoted properties, then you could harvest it from there but I am guessing that is not the case.

Since the data is in each file, a process has to open each one and extract it and send it to the destination and then move on to the next.

you could make a new template which had a submit to a database, but you would have to open each file and press a submit button on each. I am assuming this is a large number or files.
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appsdba_ukAuthor Commented:
thank you for the reply, yes there are a large number of files, I was wondering if SSIS or BCS could provide an option
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Clay FoxDirector of Business IntegrationCommented:
Not that I know of, since they do not have the ability to open or process the files en mass.
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